I always wanted to be an astronaut. Or a race car driver. Or an astrophysicist. Or…so many other things I fell in love with over the years.
Working with the automotive industry for almost a quarter-century, and following all the major race series for the past 30 years, I was thrilled to see the inception of Formula E in 2014. Since I have always been passionate about electro-mobility, I was certain this was a step in the right direction for motorsports.
Sometimes fate smiles upon you and you get to do something you’ve always wanted to. So this year, I had the incredible privilege of working as a moderator for the famous Berlin E-Prix of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which is the first and only sport to be certified net-zero carbon since its inception.
Hosting the stage at the BOSS-Emotion Club hospitality gave me the chance to interview amazing people like the Mercedes EQ team principal Ian James and Director Motorsport Factor Formula E TAG Heuer Porsche, Florian Modlinger.
Berlin is a special place for Formula E. No other city in the world has hosted more Formula E races and it is the home race for the Mercedes and Porsche teams. And I was right in the middle of the excitement with direct views of the circuit and access to the pit lane where the teams were working on the cars.
I left Berlin feeling grateful for a wonderful opportunity and hopeful for a sport that shows how technology, sustainability, and the thrill of the race can be combined into one exciting package.